Leaving

Holding the doorknob,
​I pull shut the old house

​leave summers of field-burn
​wind licking our hair,

​our faces dry,
​choking us as we watch

​blue water turn tan,
​soot aging the air.

 

Patricia Wixon

About Patricia Wixon

Patty Wixon’s poems have appeared in several literary journals and anthologies. Her chapbooks include Airing the Sheets (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Side Effects (Uttered Chaos Press, 2014). She is a long-time poetry co-editor for Jefferson Monthly, Jefferson Public Radio’s program guide. She lives in Ashland. Oregon.
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